Monday, February 23, 2015

NCC-Mac February 2015 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, February 26, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is the "Digital Dark Age" and how to stave it off.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Outline of January 2015 NCC-Mac Meeting

We had a couple of last-minute software updates that I was not aware of before this month's meeting: iTunes 12.1 and Lexmark Printer Driver 3.0. They are described below in more detail.

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Run Software Update or visit Apple - Support - Downloads
Pages
Version 5.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Numbers
Version 3.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Keynote
Version 6.5.2 (Mac)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Version 2.5.2 (iOS)
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Update
This update includes the following improvements:
Resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect
Resolves an issue that might cause web pages to load slowly
Fixes an issue that could cause Spotlight to load remote email content when this preference is disabled in Mail
Improves audio and video sync when using Bluetooth headphones
Adds the ability to browse iCloud Drive in Time Machine
Improves VoiceOver speech performance
Resolves an issue that could cause VoiceOver to echo characters when entering text on a web page
Addresses an issue that could cause the input method to switch languages unexpectedly
Improves stability and security in Safari
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 554.3 MB
System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1
iOS 8.1.3
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements, including:
Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Safari 8.0.3, Safari 7.1.3, and Safari 6.2.3
Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.1
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.
Security Update 2015-001 Mountain Lion
Security Update 2015-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 177.4 MB
System Requirements
 OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
Security Update 2015-001 Mavericks
Security Update 2015-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Jan 27, 2015
File Size: 62.3 MB
System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
iTunes 12.1
MAC
This update introduces a new iTunes widget for Notification Center in OS X Yosemite. See what’s playing, skip ahead, and even buy songs while listening to iTunes Radio — right from Notification Center. This update also improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

WINDOWS
iTunes is now a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista. This update also includes bug fixes and improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
For more information, please see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6546
Post Date: Jan 29, 2015
File Size: OS X (216.6 MB ) Windows (108.8 MB) Windows64 (152.4 MB)
System Requirements
OS X version 10.7.5 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Radio requires OS X version 10.7 or later
iTunes Extras requires OS X version 10.9.3 or later
Lexmark Printer Driver 3.0
This update installs the latest software for your Lexmark printer or scanner.
Post Date: Jan 29, 2015
File Size: 181.31 MB
System Requirements
OS X Mavericks
OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Lion 10.7 or later
The next meeting will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NCC-Mac January 2015 Meeting announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, January 29, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
This month's topic is pretty sparse. Better bring announcements or questions or something, or it's gonna be a very short meeting.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

December 2014 Software Updates


Some of the Apple software updated in December 2014.
Xcode
       Mac OS
Dec 02 '14
Version 6.1.1
What's new
Includes SDKs for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iOS 8.1
• Fixes common causes of SourceKit crashes when working with Swift
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
GarageBand
       iOS Universal
Dec 08 '14
Version 2.0.6
What's new
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
iOS 8.1.2
This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit itunes.com/restore-tones from your iOS device.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Dec 9, 2014
  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
TestFlight
       iOS Universal
Dec 11 '14
Version 1.0.2
What's new
This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.
Safari 8.0.2, 7.1.2, and 6.2.2 -- After releasing updates to the Safari Web browser and quickly recalling them back in the first week of December, Apple has now released Safari 8.0.2 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, along with Safari 7.1.2 for 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.2 for 10.8 Mountain Lion. The release notes for Safari 8.0.2 are similar to the pulled version, fixing a bug that prevented history from syncing across devices if iCloud Drive wasn’t turned on, improving performance of WebGL graphics on Retina displays, and enabling username and password imports from Firefox. But there is one more — a fix for the issue that caused some users to not be able to access Safari after installing version 8.0.1. All three versions of Safari receive a fix for an issue that could prevent a saved password from being autofilled after two devices were added to iCloud Keychain. The three releases also include the same security updates from the Safari 8.0.1/7.1.1/6.2.1 triumvirate, including fixes for WebKit vulnerabilities that could lead to execution of arbitrary code due to memory corruption issues and user interface spoofing. All three versions of Safari are available from Software Update. (Free)
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.02
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
       • Canon PowerShot G7 X
       • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
       • Fujifilm X100T
       • Nikon 1 J4
       • Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-5100
  For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476
Post Date: Dec 15, 2014
File Size: 7.5 MB
  • OS X 10.10 w/ iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6
OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Mountain Lion
This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
File Size: 1.9 MB
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5
  • OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Mavericks
  • Download
  • This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
  • See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
  • For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
  • Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
  • File Size: 2.0 MB
  • System Requirements
  • OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  • OS X NTP Security Update:OS X Yosemite
  • Download
  • This update addresses a critical security issue with the software that provides the Network Time Protocol service on OS X, and is recommended for all users.
  • See this article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.
  • For more information on the security content of this update see  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
  • Post Date: Dec 22, 2014
  • File Size: 2.1 MB
  • System Requirements
  • OS X Yosemite v10.10.1

Sunday, December 21, 2014

NCC-Mac December 2014 Non-Meeting Non-Announcement

Due to the continuing Festive Season, there is no NCC-Mac Meeting in December 2014. Our next meeting is scheduled for January 29, 2015. But around Thursday(ish) I'll be posting the very short list of December's Apple software updates. Run Software Update now and nothing in that list will be a surprise. See you in '15.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November 2014 Software Updates

Some of the Apple software updated since our October meeting.
FujiXerox Printer Drivers v3.0 for OS X

This download includes the latest Fuji-Xerox printing and scanning software for OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion. 
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#fuji-xerox.
Post Date: Nov 6, 2014
File Size: 49.1 MB
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
Pages 
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Numbers
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Keynote
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
Pages
       Mac OS
Nov 06 '14
Version 5.5.1
What's new
This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.
iMovie
       iOS Universal
Nov 06 '14
Version 2.1.1
What's new
• Support for iCloud Photo Library beta
• Share videos with iCloud Photo Sharing
• Resolves issues that could occur when rotating a device while in the Video browser
• Performance and stability improvements

Introduced in Version 2.1
• Support for iOS 8 
• Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension
• Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie
• Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip*
• Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
• Send videos to other apps on your iOS device
• Create titles using bi-directional text
• Support for Arabic, Australian English, Hebrew, and Mexican Spanish

2x speed-up is available on iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, and later devices.
TestFlight
       iOS Universal
Nov 10 '14
Version 1.0.1
What's new
This update includes minor stability and performance improvements.
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility 6.01

This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto '11:
       • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
       • Fujifilm X30
       • Nikon D750
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100
For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6476.
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 7.5 MB
  • OS X 10.10 w/ iPhoto 9.6 or Aperture 3.6
Epson Printer Drivers v2.19 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. 
For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 1.19 GB
  • OS X Mavericks 10.9 and later
  • OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 and later
  • OS X Lion 10.7 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.6
Canon Laser Printer Drivers 3.0 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your Canon laser printer and scanner for Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.10.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-laser
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 57 MB
  • Mac OS X 10.7
  • Mac OS X 10.8
  • Mac OS X 10.9
  • Mac OS X 10.10
Canon Printer Drivers v3.1 for OS X

This update installs the latest software for your Canon inkjet printer and scanner.
For information about supported printer models, see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#canon-inkjet
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 287.6 MB
  • OS X Lion or later
Apple Configurator
       Mac OS
Nov 13 '14
Version 1.7.1
What's new
Apple Configurator 1.7.1 contains improvements and bug fixes including:

• Improvements to iTunes Store authentication, including a fix for failure to authenticate with certain Apple IDs
• Devices are erased before restoring a backup
• Support for new configuration profile payloads and settings introduced in iOS 8
• Content Filter: Plug-in filter type
• Domains
• Email & Exchange: Per-message S/MIME encryption switch
• Restrictions: Allow Handoff, Allow iCloud sync for managed apps, Allow backup of enterprise books, Allow notes and highlights sync for enterprise books
• Restrictions (supervised only): Allow Erase all Contents and Settings, Allow configuring restrictions, Allow Internet results in Spotlight
• VPN: Check Point Mobile VPN and IKEv2 connection types and Always-on VPN
Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update v1.2

This update improves reliability when connecting devices to the Apple Thunderbolt Display, and addresses a rare issue that may cause the display to go black. 
Post Date: Nov 13, 2014
File Size: 1.7 MB
10.9.4 and later.
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update is recommended for all Yosemite users. It improves the stability and compatibility of your Mac.
This update:
- Improves Wi-Fi reliability
- Improves reliability when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server
- Improves reliability sending Mail messages when using certain email service providers
- Improves reliability when connecting to remote computers using Back to My Mac
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6572
Post Date: Nov 17, 2014
File Size: 311.8 MB
OS X Yosemite 10.10
iOS 8.1.1

8.1.1 Release
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
8.1 Release
This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
    • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
    • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes
    • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
    • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
    • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
    • Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes
    • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
    • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
    • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
    • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
    • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
Post Date: Nov 17, 2014
  • iPhone 4s or later
  • iPad 2 or later
  • iPad mini or later
  • iPod touch (5th gen)
GarageBand
       iOS Universal
Nov 23 '14
Version 2.0.5
What's new
• Adds the option to purchase the (GarageBand)RED Loop Pack, an exclusive collection of 300 guitar, bass, synth and drum loops in a variety of genres**

**Available only until Dec 7, 2014 with an in-app purchase. Purchased loops will be permanently accessible from the GarageBand loop browser. 100% of the proceeds will go to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. All (RED) monies go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.